Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Nova Scotia have been self-regulated health care providers since 2002. The purpose of self-regulation is protection of the public. The authority and privilege of self-regulation has been granted to LPNs by the Nova Scotia government though the LPN Act. The Act also authorizes the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia (CLPNNS or the College) to manage the day-to-day activities of self-regulation on behalf of LPNs so it may fulfill its mandate of public protection.
The Board of Directors makes the strategic decisions about the overall direction of the College, the practice of practical nurses and is ultimately responsible to ensure the College meets its mandate of public protection. The Board is made up of 11 individuals of which six are actively practicing LPNs. LPN Board members are selected through an election process and serve for a two-year period. Three representatives are selected in even election years and three representatives are selected in odd election years.
Please note: length of term may be impacted by the progress towards one nursing regulator in Nova Scotia.
The call for self-nominations has now closed.